Magic Does Exist

Recent mural by German street art duo HERAKUT in Paris, France.
The mural is dedicated to kids and is painted on the corner of an elementary school and very close from a high school, so that it could directly address children on their way to school.

“This message goes out to the kids: even though these times make it hard to see, magic does exist (we have seen it)”
– Herakut

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~ By HERAKUT ~ Photo: Yannick Touarin

“They created this wall to support above all the children who have witnessed the terror attacks of Paris, as a reminder that humans (no matter what age) can spread magic around them. They just have to believe in magic and they will see it. The colors blue, white and red, symbol of France, reinforce Herakut’s support to French kids after the attacks. The mural is located 24 rue Goscinny in the 13th district of Paris, home of Paris street art.”
– StreetArtUnitedStates.com

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~ By HERAKUT ~ Photo: Yannick Touarin

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HERAKUT’s Exhibition in L.A.

If you happen to be in Los Angeles today – March 26 make sure to visit HERAKUT’s exhibition titled “Masters Of Wrong” at Corey Helford Gallery. The show opens Saturday, March 26 from 7:00-11:00 PM and will remain on display through Wednesday, April 20 at the tastemaker gallery’s new expansive 12,000 square foot space on Anderson Street in downtown Los Angeles.

A month ago you could read an article about the German duo there: Meet Herakut.
Here is some more info about the two amazing artists:
After joining forces in 2004, HERA (Jasmin Siddiqui) and AKUT (Falk Lehmann) merged their names and styles to collaborate as HERAKUT. Since then, the duo have been painting murals all over the world, along with additional work on canvas, paper and film for gallery and museum shows.
Beyond international exhibitions around the world (France, Gaza, Germany and Jordan, among many others), live festival showings at Glastonbury (U.K.), Coachella (U.S.) and an appearance at the Happy 80th Birthday, Dalai Lama celebration (U.S.), this marks HERAKUT’s debut solo exhibition at the Corey Helford Gallery and first in their new downtown Los Angeles gallery. In advance of the “Masters Of Wrong” exhibition, HERAKUT painted a mural on the exterior wall of the gallery.

'Masters of Wrong' Spraypaint + acrylic paint + charcoal on canvas - 47.5 x 71

~ By HERAKUT ~ “Masters of Wrong” – Spraypaint + acrylic paint + charcoal on canvas – 47.5 x 71

With “Masters Of Wrong,” HERAKUT continues to, in their words, “draw attention towards problematic social issues, personal ones or those of global scale.” Their own beliefs are inspired by a certain kind of optimism, “for as long as we can see the problems in front of us, we stand at a good enough distance to still fix it.’”

'I Could Sit With You Forever' Spraypaint + acrylic paint + charcoal on canvas - 39.5 x 55

~ By HERAKUT ~ “I Could Sit With You Forever” – Spraypaint + acrylic paint + charcoal on canvas – 39.5 x 55

HERAKUT consider themselves as “storytellers” who want to share their thoughts and questions with the public, so their figurative work is always accompanied with text. Their process of painting is also a dialogue with both artists adding their individual techniques to the piece. Jasmin uses her drawing skills on finding the form and proportion of their characters, while Falk specializes on painting the photorealistic elements.

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Meet Herakut

Since 2004 the German street art duo Hera (Jasmin Siddiqui) and Akut (Falk Lehmann ) has been creating magical murals around the world.
Their street art is mostly about storytelling and the creation of imaginary worlds. Hera sets the characters’ form and proportions, whilst Akut paints the photorealistic elements.

On their website they share: “[…]Herakut’s paintings are sensuous, savage, and always remarkable for their powerful dualism. Akut’s photorealistic details play out against Hera’s expressive, more gestural, line-work in canvases that seem poised to articulate stories of triumph and hardship. Humor and text are weaved their way into the work effortlessly.”

Herakut Human

“I dreamt I was a human. It was a… nightmare!” ~ By Herakut ~ Miami Wynwood – Photo: herakut.de

Herakut Mannheim Germany

“My Superhero Power Is Forgiveness.” ~ By Herakut ~ Mannheim, Germany – Photo: globalstreetart.com

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By Herakut

Older mural by the German artist duo HerAkut in Melbourne, Australia.

“So she dreamt of running away with the monkeys. The most curious just tended to be the most courageous.”

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~ By Herakut ~ Melbourne, Australia – Photo: streetartutopia.com

More information about Herakut and their brilliant work tomorrow!


Have a nice day!